More tempting shows on plate
THINK there are enough cooking shows on TV already? Not by a long shot, judging by the popularity of the genre, with two more programs to be launched soon with an international flavour.
One will be hosted by former MasterChef contestant Marian Grasby and the other by Melbourne restaurateur Shane Delia.
Grasby travels to Asia to highlight authentic Thai meals in Marion’s Thailand which starts May 14 on pay TV’s LifeStyle Food.
Delia’s SBS series Spice Journey is a pilgrimage to the Middle East which starts in his homeland of Malta and screens on SBS1 from May 2.
Grasby’s series hones in on the skills she learnt from her Cordon Bleu chef mother Noi, who was born and raised in a rural Thai village.
The 10-part series is shot on location in and around Grasby’s traditional family home in Thailand.
In the first episode, Grasby picks up her mum and dad in Bangkok and they head south, deep into the Thai countryside to a modest little village called Nakhom Chung.
From there the Asian flavour of the series is as healthy as the dishes.
Delia, who runs Maha restaurant in Melbourne, starts in his homeland of Malta before weaving his way through several countries to bring to screen traditional Middle Eastern food in a new series for SBS.
This is not Delia’s first television appearance. He has featured on MasterChef, Food Safari, Ready Steady Cook and The Circle.
Marion’s Thailand: Tuesdays from May 14, Lifestyle Food.
Spice Journey: Thursdays from May 2, SBS1.